The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a healthcare privacy case dealing with the power of states to bar data mining companies from selling information about doctors' prescription-writing habits to drug companies.
North American Clearinghouse Association, not the government, led the effort to move Food Stamps to e-payments. That's what the government wants to do with the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace initiative, the fed's NSTIC point man says.
About the same percentage of respondents cite China as a major source of concern for cyberattack as they did a year ago, a McAfee study reveals. What changed? Concern about the U.S. has declined, says study author Stewart Baker.
Physicians who use social media to discuss their work, even without naming patients, risk privacy violations, a recent case in Rhode Island clearly illustrates. The case is an eye-opener for all clinicians about social networking risks.
The ongoing effort to enable the secure exchange of health information from coast to coast recently got a very important boost when five well-known healthcare organizations joined forces to serve as trailblazers.
Most furloughed federal employees would have had to turn in their BlackBerries and other mobile devices in a U.S. government shutdown. Just as well, using the technology could have resulted in an employee landing in the slammer.
Defining essential federal information systems, such as those at the Department of Health and Human Services, to keep operating during a partial government shutdown could prove more complex than defining essential federal workers not to furlough.
Privacy Attorney Lisa Sotto says the Epsilon e-mail breach is a warning about the state of data security employed by some third-party service providers. Strong contracts related to security practices must be the norm, not the exception.